Saturday, February 26, 2011

Going Home.....

Tonight i head to Christchurch for 3 wks, to spend time with my family during this difficult time.
I havent really thought about what i'm going to, only that i know my mother will be calmer with me around.
I may blog, i may not, but i will facebook.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Today my home town crumbed to the ground. I sat watching from afar, the tears rolling down my cheeks as i saw the spire gone from the Cathedral, the Press building in tatters, another collasped on itself. Roads buckled, cars crushed, people in tears. It is awful to watch, and to be so far away and not be able to do anything.
I have spoken to my parents, and they are fine. the outside cat is inside, and they have had no structural damage, but a family heirloom has been broken. They are far 65 people have been confirmed dead. I expect that to rise in the next 24hrs as all the buildings are checked and the rumble lifted from cars.

I took the day off work as i had been awake sine 2:20am when i got the call and was uttlerly exhausted by 6am, both physically and emotionally. Now i'm at 6's and 7's, not knowing what to do with myself. I keep asking myself why am i so far away from my family?. I cant answer that right now.
I know if the Captain wasnt around i would be seriously considering going now....what with this and the floods in Queensland. I must be going soft in my old age because the draw to be nearer family has never been stronger than today.

God bless Christchurch and all those who live there xx

Sunday, February 20, 2011

oh yeah!, Valentines Day.....

i got an alternator and a card with a rodent flying a plane and it says 'i'm crazy for you'
i heart my Captain!.


Last year i decided i'd learn how to crochet. I tried and tried to get to grips with it, and one day i finally cracked it. then i didnt do it again!. so now i am back to square one!!.
On thursday i was assessing a student at a playgroup, and there across the room was a woman crocheting, her hands working quickly to produce something beautiful in white....i couldn't figure out what it was. I kept watching her and wanted to go and talk to her, but i was there to work!.
Since then i have been blog hopping round some of my favourite crochet blogs and finding even more to inspire me.
I am going to give it another go and i'm going to make something. I'm not giving myself a deadline at this point!!, but i'm dying to make something!. i have the hooks and the wool, i just need to do it!.
watch this space!.